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Voting day!

at 11:02 - 14th, October 2008
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So... its voting day, who are you guys going to vote for?

im thinking i will vote for NDP... ive been doing a little research on socialist democracies and ive begun to think that i'm a socialist.

 
andrew andrew
News comment 1 | User comment 1274 | 11:05 - 14th, Oct 2008


NDP for me.

usually i vote liberal, but I can't for the life of me choose stephane dion

andrew andrew
News comment 2 | User comment 1274 | 11:06 - 14th, Oct 2008


the NDP platform makes a lot of sense, albeit somewhat unrealistic .. nothing wrong with dreaming though

Christophe Christophe
News comment 3 | User comment 766 | 11:12 - 14th, Oct 2008


im a dreamer, what can i say?

Alex Alex
News comment 4 | User comment 4847 | 11:24 - 14th, Oct 2008


yea but he supports a chance for referendum for quebec

Christophe Christophe
News comment 5 | User comment 766 | 11:33 - 14th, Oct 2008


does he really? thats kind of gay

Christophe Christophe
News comment 6 | User comment 766 | 11:33 - 14th, Oct 2008


i think im back in the non voter boat then

Alex Alex
News comment 7 | User comment 4847 | 11:54 - 14th, Oct 2008


not that it will make a difference anyway. you town always votes liberal. same with me and westmount.

andrew andrew
News comment 8 | User comment 1274 | 11:59 - 14th, Oct 2008


you know, at this point referendum or no referendum it doesn't matter .. quebecers aren't interested in hearing about it, so it won't happen

Christophe Christophe
News comment 9 | User comment 766 | 12:04 - 14th, Oct 2008


liberals are a bunch of waffle makers

Carl Carl
News comment 10 | User comment 1159 | 13:06 - 14th, Oct 2008


I could not be bothered this election. Nobody seem's fit for the job. Can we vote Jedi?

Carl Carl
News comment 11 | User comment 1159 | 13:12 - 14th, Oct 2008


In all honesty I am not impressed with any of the candidates. This is actually the most boring election.

Christophe Christophe
News comment 12 | User comment 766 | 13:26 - 14th, Oct 2008


did you ever hear about the jedi thing that happend in england a couple years back?

Alex Alex
News comment 13 | User comment 4847 | 13:27 - 14th, Oct 2008


yup. it's a religion though, not a political party.

Christophe Christophe
News comment 14 | User comment 766 | 13:28 - 14th, Oct 2008


ya... soo cool, who knew the brits loved star wars that much?

Carl Carl
News comment 15 | User comment 1159 | 13:33 - 14th, Oct 2008


Who knew they hated their government so much as to adopt a ficticious governing board lol

Alex Alex
News comment 16 | User comment 4847 | 13:35 - 14th, Oct 2008


i don't think it was so much that they love star wars, it was more to protest the way they made their census. it used to say:
religion:
catholic
hindu
muslim
other: ______

people didn't like the other statement so they wrote a fictional 'religion' and because starwars makes people stupid, it took off. because it's the actual census it was made a national religion.

Christophe Christophe
News comment 17 | User comment 766 | 14:05 - 14th, Oct 2008


and therefore this has become one awesome piece of history

andrew andrew
News comment 18 | User comment 1274 | 14:29 - 14th, Oct 2008


if you don't know who to vote for / can't be bothered to vote you should at least go to spoil your ballot .. at least that sends a signal of dissatisfaction with the political class .. not voting is just apathy, and in the long run, really bad for society

Christophe Christophe
News comment 19 | User comment 766 | 14:40 - 14th, Oct 2008


is ruining your ballot any better?

Carl Carl
News comment 20 | User comment 1159 | 15:51 - 14th, Oct 2008


Yeah it seem's redundant. I came to vote but I didn't lol

John John
News comment 21 | User comment 376 | 16:02 - 14th, Oct 2008


I wouldn't think so. I mean, if none of the candidates tickle your fancy, simply not voting is not going to help any. If you don't vote you give the parties you REALLY don't want in power that much more of a chance to win. Instead, go and vote, but vote for the least likely to win any seats. That way you're at least voting AGAINST the really crappy parties.

Alex Alex
News comment 22 | User comment 4847 | 17:21 - 14th, Oct 2008


interesting way to look at it, but only good if there rest of the people in your area do the same thing. otherwise your 'voice' is just a drop in the lake.

it's the problem with the current system.

andrew andrew
News comment 23 | User comment 1274 | 17:58 - 14th, Oct 2008


it's not redundant. it shows you're participating in the system. simply not voting says you just don't give a damn. using the 'system is broken' excuse to not vote is possibly the worst excuse, because despite all of its problems, at least we have a system of representation in this country. take china for example, would you like to live in a country where crowds get beaten senseless by protesting against things we take for granted?

Alex Alex
News comment 24 | User comment 4847 | 18:52 - 14th, Oct 2008


if it's for the greater good ;)

Alex Alex
News comment 25 | User comment 4847 | 18:52 - 14th, Oct 2008


and if i'm not in the crowd ;)

Carl Carl
News comment 26 | User comment 1159 | 20:29 - 14th, Oct 2008


I wish I could have done more study into the parties but unfortunately I did not have much time. So in all honesty I cannot afford to make an appropriate decision therefore giving it half assed to the lesser of evils is not something I would want to do. There will be other elections for sure and based on Harper most likely dissolving parliament after a year because he does not have a majority we will again get to decide. And hopefully from what I have seen, parties will have their acts more together.

John John
News comment 27 | User comment 376 | 9:19 - 15th, Oct 2008


Nooooo! What is wrong with us?! How did we give Harper a bigger slice of the pie?!

Alex Alex
News comment 28 | User comment 4847 | 9:28 - 15th, Oct 2008


because dion is an idiot, layton can't be trusted, the bloc will never win and green can just be laughed at.
green 0 seats, hilarious.
i'm just glad it's another minority gov.
they say this is the second worst the liberals have ever done in the history of the party. and if they throw dion out, which i'm sure they will now, it will only be the second time a leader for the liberals does not make prime minister.

Carl Carl
News comment 29 | User comment 1159 | 9:34 - 15th, Oct 2008


Better a minority where the parties can keep themselves in check and actually have to agree on proposals.

andrew andrew
News comment 30 | User comment 1274 | 10:28 - 15th, Oct 2008


^^

agreed with carl

Schu Schu
News comment 31 | User comment 370 | 12:55 - 15th, Oct 2008


You do know this election happened because Dion wouldn't shut up about it all year? Funny how no one remembers that...

Now he's probably going to lose his job, so YAY!

Ken Dryden got re-elected into his riding.

Alex Alex
News comment 32 | User comment 4847 | 15:11 - 15th, Oct 2008


what you mean schu? i never heard or read about anything like that with dion.

Schu Schu
News comment 33 | User comment 370 | 13:00 - 16th, Oct 2008


All year long he was threatening to take down the government and force an election, but Harper wouldn't budge on their bluff. Then they were going to have some by-election that would weasle in a few more Liberals, so Harper said "whatevs" and called the election. Almost immediatedly Dion jumped on Harper for "breaking his own rule" when it was he himself who technically forced it.

Remember, I have a good memory for rather stupid things ;)

Alex Alex
News comment 34 | User comment 4847 | 14:36 - 16th, Oct 2008


awesome, who did you vote for anyway?
i was reading some funny stats today in the paper and something like 40-50% of canada didn't vote. makes me wonder if we'd still have a conservative gov if more people voted.

Schu Schu
News comment 35 | User comment 370 | 16:35 - 16th, Oct 2008


I voted for the conservatives 'cause that idiot in my riding does nothing anyway so figured I'd help in the "Down with Dion" campaign.

Deb Deb
News comment 36 | User comment 352 | 17:57 - 16th, Oct 2008


The Liberals biggest problem was choosing Dion. He has no Charisma and the attention span of a chipmunk. Hopefully in the meantime they will get a real leader and give Harper a run.. but this is Canada and we are slightly apathetic all together and making waves is not our style.. We rather suffer at length than kick out bad government

Deb Deb
News comment 37 | User comment 352 | 17:59 - 16th, Oct 2008


I must say for the first time I had to vote NDP... why you might ask.. Harper is a US idiot, Dion is a puddle of mashed potatoes and May was a breath of fresh air but a no -winner.. Layton may not be trust worthy but at least that is expected of a politician... He made no lies or secrets to the fact... LOL

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